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Functional results of the surgical repair of a lacerated canaliculus in children.
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PMID:  20506966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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PURPOSE: This study examined the functional success of surgical repair of lacerated canaliculi in a pediatric population.
METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 46 patients who had surgical repair of a lacerated canaliculus. Functional success was defined as no tearing or discharge present at the end of treatment.
RESULTS: Forty-four of the 46 patients had repair with a Crawford tube. Of these, 39 presented for postoperative follow-up. Two patients had some tearing present at the time of tube removal. Eight patients whose tube fell out or was pulled out by the patient had no symptoms at their last visit. Fourteen patients were able to be contacted by phone for follow-up more than a year after treatment and 13 were symptom free. The child with reported discharge was more than 2 years post treatment and had not scheduled any return appointments to seek treatment.
CONCLUSION: Surgical repair of a lacerated canaliculus using a Crawford silicone tube in the pediatric population has an excellent chance of having a good functional outcome with no tearing or discharge present.
Authors:
Alla Kwitny; John D Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1938-2405     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2011, SLACK Incorporated.
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